What's The Point? Youth Guarantee Pathways Research
Listen to the results of our four-year project with Ako Aotearoa, The Collaborative, Community Colleges NZ, YMCA, and Unitech. An exploration into the experiences of young people on Youth Guarantee fees-free training programmes and their education providers in New Zealand.
The aim of this project was to find out more about the experiences of learners on Youth Guarantee fees-free training programmes and their education providers for the purpose of improving educational provision and learner outcomes.
Full details on the research project are available at Ako Aotearoa
Final report 23 August 2019
Proposed Regional Youth Strategy
Enabling all young people to realise their potential.
We are a specialist provider of education and youth mentoring services working with over 3,000 young people every year throughout the South Island. We have been working in this challenging but rewarding area for over 35 years.
We know through first-hand experience our young people face complex barriers that prevent them from achieving success. Current policy settings have made it increasingly difficult for us to cluster pastoral support and a learning environment for these young people in a manner that would greatly meet their needs.
How do we do this better?
In late 2017, we committed to writing the paper; Proposed Regional Youth Strategy Document, for the purpose of contributing to the discussion and thinking around youth transition and how this may be improved.
We are delighted to see the new government appears to be receptive to considering a fundamental change across the provision of youth transition services.
We need to be a strong voice for those young people who struggle to achieve success in their education, personal, social and career development.
This matters across all of New Zealand that we are building good citizens – successful members of their community who have great careers.
How can I help?
We are gathering support from people and organisations involved with education and youth transition services, in order to inform the policy makers that a more coordinated youth transition strategy will improve the lives of our young people.
On behalf of our young people, it is our collective responsibility to engage and have this conversation with government. The necessary changes can only be influenced at a policy level.
If you would like to join the conversation, have any questions or comments or you would like to request a copy of the Proposed Regional Youth Strategy Document, please fill out the form below or email Doug Reid and Tony Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org with your details.